C.L. Moore's Northwest Smith stories are tales of eldritch horror in the spaceways of the Solar System. This is a very short vignette she wrote, giving us some clues into what makes Northwest Smith tick.
Catherine Lucille Moore was a fantasy and science fiction writer known for the horror-themed fantasy and sf stories, as well as more straightforward sf. Both in collaboration with her first husband Henry Kuttner (and others) and on her own, she used several pseudonyms as well as "C.L. Moore". Her series include: Jirel of Joiry, Northwest Smith, Robots Have No Tails, Baldy/Mutant, Hogben, Hollywood on the Moon, and so on.
After Kuttner died, her second husband disapproved of sf enough to forbid her to write and to accept a Grand Master award. But the legacy she left us before then was impressive and prolific enough for any three writers.